Though the ITCZ remains across T&T, based on our analysis, the highest threat for adverse weather has passed as Tropical Wave 32 is now well west of T&T and a surge of dry air is moving into the region.
However, as the ITCZ is still forecast to remain across T&T overnight, with moisture present, showers and thunderstorms are still possible, particularly on Sunday afternoon.
The Adverse Weather Alert
Because of the potential for additional inclement weather, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service updated the Adverse Weather Alert Yellow Level on Saturday afternoon at 3:41 PM, which went into effect at 2:00 AM Saturday 8th August 2020 and will remain in effect through 5:00 PM Sunday 9th August 2020.
Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm watch or warning at this time.
Information from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service concerning the Adverse Weather Alert for August 8th-9th 2020
“Although there is currently a lull in activity with significant improvement observed in most areas across Trinidad and Tobago, the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) remains active over our area. Some additional rainfall is expected after midnight tonight and into the early parts of the morning, Sunday 9th August 2020. This will result in occasional heavy showers and thunderstorm activity in a few areas, both in Trinidad and Tobago. Gusty winds in excess of 50 km/h and street or flash flooding are likely in the vicinity of heavy showers and thunderstorms. Conditions are expected to become settled during the afternoon tomorrow, Sunday 9th August 2020.” according to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service. This “alert” status takes into account the possibility of the event occurring. This adverse weather event is very likely.
The color of the alert indicates the severity of the event and the probability of the event occurring. Currently, the alert level is at Yellow. This means that the hazard is possible to be aware of the impacts of Street/Flash Flooding and Gusty Winds in your area. Areas prone to landslides should also be aware of the hazard and impacts.